On Friday the 1st of February, 2019 after nearly 20 years of making do in rental accommodation, we moved into our new and carefully designed permanent home. It’s all been due to your support. Read on to find out where we are and what the building looks like.Continue reading “We’ve Moved! The New Walkerville Vet Building”
Lymphoma is the most common tumour of cats, making up a third of cases on its own. It also can be one of the more treatable cancers depending on the type involved.
Lymphoma is caused by the abnormal multiplication and growth of lymphocytes. These are a white blood cell found throughout the body, including the bloodstream, gut and lymph nodes.Continue reading “Lymphoma In Cats”
What if I told you that your backyard chickens are carrying a respiratory illness? Even if they look perfectly fine. You’d have every right to be offended.
Well the truth is that most flocks carry more than one disease, and yet many never seem to have a problem. You’re about to find out why. You’re also going to learn what to do when one breaks out.Continue reading “Respiratory Infections In Backyard Chickens”
- A rat with sneezing, watery eyes or wheezing should always see the vet
- Once a rat develops breathing problems or gasping, it’s urgent
- Rat respiratory infections are preventable and respond best to early treatment
Now dive deeper…Continue reading “Help! My Rat Has Heavy Breathing”
It seems like that, doesn’t it? You search for a “dog trainer” in your area and instead of a simple answer you get all this:
- Dog Obedience
- Positive Training
- Dog Whisperers
- Private vs Group Classes
It’s not even clear what the differences are. At last not yet. But you don’t want to find that out the hard way.Continue reading “Tinker, Tailor, Whisperer, Trainer…”
It’s 6:30am. There’d still be another 30 minutes before your alarm if another sort of alarm wasn’t already going off. Incessantly.
It’s hard to ignore a cat when they want something. It’s what makes them a great first-time pet. However, being woken up too early is no laughing matter. So welcome to my new support group: Friends & Family Of Pushy Cats.Continue reading “How To Stop Cats Waking You Up Early”
Last week Fred was found after being missing for 18 months. Without any doubt he’s very lucky ever to see his home and family again. He was stolen right here in suburban Adelaide by people who never wanted him to be found.Continue reading “How Microchipped Dogs Can Still Be Stolen”
This lovely photo by Julie Wilson shows Jack, one of our Puppy Preschool graduates. It’s the way we like to see them: making the most out of life.
Did his puppy classes help him become the dog he is now? To answer that we need to know not what puppy classes promise, but what they actually do.
You have a right to be shown the evidence behind any veterinary recommendation. Here’s what we know.Continue reading “Puppy Preschool: The Evidence”
A cat with dandruff may sound funny, but it’s not. So please no Head and Shoulders jokes. In a minute you’re going to see that none of the causes are trivial.Continue reading “Help! My Cat Has Dandruff”
“They’re dogs; they don’t need coats!”
Have you ever heard people say that? Well, thirty years ago I used to say it too.Continue reading “Do Dogs Really Need Coats?”
There’s been talk for some time that certain dog foods could be causing heart disease. I used to think it was a case of vets being biased against grain free and boutique diets. Now I’m not so sure.Continue reading “The Link Between Diet & Heart Disease In Dogs”